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About Watseka Theatre
We are proud to introduce to you the new look of our fabulous 1931 Art Deco Watseka Theatre venue. We look forward to bringing to the community the opportunity of experiencing a variety of entertainment arts; from concerts, live music & professional dance troupes to dinner theatre. Main floor and balcony seating for 375.
Watseka Theatre Concert Calendar
Recent Live Music Reviews
roc reviewed: Marshall Tucker Band @ Watseka Theatre
THE MARSHALL TUCKER BAND ... JUNE 3, 2017 @ WATSEKA THEATRE WATSEKA IL Celebrating their 45th Anniversary... Back By Popular Demand! One of the greatest Southern classic rock bands return to Watseka Theatre. Hits include "Cant You See", "Heard It In A Love Song", "Fire On A Mountain" & "Ramblin". Doors Open 5:30pm for dinner & bar. Show 7pm. Tickets on sale at the theatre, charge by phone 815 993 6585 or www.watsekatheatre.com Watseka Theatre, 218 East Walnut Street, Watseka, IL
roc reviewed: Warrant @ Watseka Theatre
WARRANT... March 18, 2017 @ WATSEKA THEATRE WATSEKA IL Multi Platnium MTV Classic Rock Band WARRANT plays Watseka Theatre Watseka IL on St Patricks Day Saturday March 18, 2017. Huge hits include "Cherry Pie", "Heaven", "Uncle Tom's Cabin", "Sometimes When She Cries", "I Saw Red", "Down Boys", "Blind Faith", "Big Talk", "We Will Rock You", & "The Bitter Pill". Get ready for a rockin St Pattys Day Party! Watseka Theatre is a beautiful 1931 art deco 375 seat theatre located 92 miles south of Chicago. All Ages. Doors Open 5:30pm for Bar & Restaurant. Showtime 7:00 pm. Tickets $50. on sale at the theatre, charge by phone 815 993-6585 or www.watsekatheatre.com
roc reviewed: Head East @ Watseka Theatre
HEAD EAST ...FEB 25, 2017 @ WATSEKA THEATRE WATSEKA IL The legendary classic rock band Head East has long set the standard for authentic, full-vocal, goodtime rock harmonies that few bands can equal. Their high-energy shows are filled with superb vocals, flashy guitar work and memorable keyboard melodies that continue to rock audiences of all ages. Their signature song, “THERE’S NEVER BEEN ANY REASON (Save My Life)" has long-been considered by many radio stations across the country as "The Rock & Roll National Anthem." For more than four decades the band has brought classic rock to countless audiences all across North America. According to founding member and keyboardist Roger Boyd, Head East will continue to bring their brand of dance and shout, good-time rock and roll to audiences of all ages for many years to come. “As long as I can lift my synthesizer over my head and the audience goes wild, we’ll keep rockin’ on!” . Doors Open 5:30pm for dinner and full bar. Showtime 7pm. Watseka Theatre is 1931 art deco 375 seat theatre located 92 miles south of Chicago. Tickets $35. are on sale at the theatre, charge by phone 815 993-6585 or watsekatheatre.com
roc reviewed: The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band @ Watseka Theatre
NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND ... FEB 18, 2017 @ WATSEKA THEATRE WATSEKA IL Valentines Weekend Concert! Celebrating their Golden (50th) Anniversary together, the iconic and profoundly influential Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, often cited as a catalyst for an entiremovement in Country Rock and American Roots Music, continues to add to their legendary status. With multi-‐platinum and gold records, strings of top ten hits such as "Fishin'InTheDark" and "Mr.Bojangles", multiple Grammy, IBMA, CMA Awards and nominations, the band's accolades continue to accumulate. Their groundbreaking "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" album has been inducted into the U.S. Library of Congress as well as the Grammy Hall of Fame. NGDB’s recording of "Mr.Bojangles" was also inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2010. In 2014 "Fishin' In the Dark" was certified platinum for digital downloads by the RIAA. Today, NGDB (Jeff Hanna, Jimmie Fadden, Bob Carpenter, John McEuen) continue their non-‐stop touring in their 50th year together. Recent tour stops included Stagecoach, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival and many more. The plans for their 50th Anniversary will be extensive! On September 14th, 2015 they played to a Sold out Crowd at The Historic Ryman Auditorium with some close friends to film a 50th Anniversary Special which airs on PBS. Watseka Theatre is 1931 Art Deco 375 seat theatre located in Central Illinois, 92 miles from Chicago. All Ages. Doors open at 5:30pm for dinner & bar. Showtime is 7:00pm. Tickets are on sale at the theatre, by phone 815 993 6585 or www.watsekatheatre.com
roc reviewed: Rick Springfield @ Watseka Theatre
Rick Springfield @ Watseka Theatre Watseka IL...Friday October 7, 2016..This is a Rick Springfield 'Stripped Down' show: An intimate solo performance with music and storytelling. No seat is further than 50 ft from the stage. Doors Open 5:30pm for dinner & bar. Showtime 7pm. Fan Club Pre-sale 8/29. Tix to General Public on sale 8/30. watsekatheatre.com or (815) 993-6585 . Over the past three decades, Rick Springfield has worn many hats as an entertainer and performer. The creator of some of the finest power-pop of the '80s, he's a Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, and musician who has sold 25 million albums and scored 17 U.S. Top 40 hits, including "Jessie's Girl," "Don't Talk to Strangers," "An Affair of the Heart," "I've Done Everything for You," "Love Somebody," and "Human Touch." Watseka Theatre is a beautiful 1931 art deco theatre located 92 miles south of Chicago.